That’s the Spirit! On February 10th, this nine to ten-year-old Siberian Husky was surrendered to the Lenoir County SPCA shelter in North Carolina. Usually an owner surrender of any dog, and especially a senior dog, is viewed as a bad thing. However, in this case, it was for the best. Spirit had spent most of her life outside at the end of a chain. While her teeth were in bad shape, her overall health was fairly good.

On February 14th, shelter worker Cynthia Carrano requested RADAR’s help for Spirit (who was originally called Topanga at the shelter). We provided an offer to help cover Spirit’s vetting costs as an incentive for a rescue to take her. On February 19th, Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation in North Carolina agreed to take Spirit! During her vetting and spaying, Spirit tested positive for heartworms. We were asked to pay toward her heartworm costs instead of regular vetting costs. She had her heartworm treatment done on May 12th and 13th.

“It’s been a slow process integrating Spirit to other dogs,” the rescue told us, “but she loves living inside and is making great progress. Spirit is a typical Siberian who has had little to no socialization, so her foster home is working slowly on integrating her into their pack. She’s a beautiful girl!” To view more photos of Spirit, click here.

RADAR paid $250 towards the heartworm treatment costs for Spirit.

UPDATE! All funds for Spirit have been raised! Thank you!

If you would like to help us have the ability to help other dogs, please visit our Donations page.

Thank you to the following contributors, who have given specifically to Spirit:

Helping Hands for Hearts Fund ($50); Chloe’s SOS Fund ($100); Mara Alexander; Catharine Audette; Laura Jones; Wayne & Laurie Goette and Tori Marino, in honor of their rescue dogs, Ace & April from the Darlington County Human Society

If you are interested in adopting Spirit, please contact Pawfect Match Rescue & Rehabilitation.

Added on May 30, 2016.

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